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: Churches are usually the oldest surviving buildings in a village or town and, as a focal point for the life and development of the medieval settlement, they have a particular attraction for the archeologist and historian. In response to changes in liturgical practice and the varying economic fortunes of their parishes and patrons, they were often altered extensively, or even completely rebuilt, over the centuries. Much of the evidence of the earlier history of these ecclesiastical sites lies beneath the floors of the modern buildings, or the turf of their surrounding graveyards. Access to this evidence is naturally difficult, since congregations and incumbents do not welcome the disturbance of archeological excavations nor, for a variety of reasons, are conventional remote-sensing devices well suited for use in churches. "Dowsing and Church Archaeology" considers the use of dowsing as a non-disruptive means of tracing the lines of buried foundations and other sub-surface features. Results of selective excavations in medieval churches in the North of England strongly argue that this technique has a role to play in archaeological surveys.